Assistant Professor in Gravitational-Wave Astronomy

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a tenure-track position in gravitational-wave astronomy at the rank of assistant professor for the Spring or Fall of 2018. Current faculty members working on gravitational physics (Berti, Bombelli, Cavaglià, and Dooley) have expertise in gravitational-wave source modeling, data analysis and instrumentation, quantum gravity, tests of general relativity, and cosmology. The University of Mississippi is part of the LIGO collaboration. We seek candidates from any area that complements or diversifies the group’s research interests in gravitational-wave astronomy. Candidates are expected to develop a research program capable of supporting and leading graduate students to a Ph.D. A competitive startup package is available in the first three years. A Ph.D. in Physics or a related field is required. Faculty members are expected to contribute to the teaching and service activities of the Department and the University. Teaching duties include up to three courses a year at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. In 2017, the University of Mississippi initiated Flagship Constellations, which are designed to bring together a wide range of faculty from across campus to address some of the most difficult and complex problems facing our nation and world. Candidates who are interested in working with cross-disciplinary researchers to solve key, grand challenges are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should apply online at and provide a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a detailed proposal for developing their research program. Inquiries can be sent to the email address or to

Gravity Search Committee Chair
Department of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Mississippi
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

Consideration of applications will begin on October 20, 2017 but applications will be accepted until an adequate applicant pool is established, or until the position is filled.

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